G.A.C. recognizes the need for girls to receive equity, opportunity, and support in the world of science and technology. Through partnerships between science museums and Girl Scout Councils in thirty-one sites (and growing), G.A.C. is reaching local communities nationwide.
Components of Girls at the Center
A Sneak Preview is a fun, hands-on introduction to G.A.C. that engages participants in science discoveries that build upon everyday experiences. This community-based event serves to build enthusiasm for participation in G.A.C., promote upcoming events, and cultivate girl/adult partnerships.
Discovery Days, held three times a year, are designed to cultivate collaborative science learning and questioning between the girl and her adult partner. Each event focuses on a different theme (structures, energy, habitats, communication, water, and sports) that is enriched by museum and community resources. These fun and innovative programs are held at the museum or at community-based facilities.
A girl will receive a G.A.C. Pack four times a year. Each pack includes at-home activities for the girl and her family designed to encourage active participation and interest in the theme of the upcoming event, and to sustain the partnership cultivated throughout G.A.C.
The Family ScienceFest is the culminating event of the G.A.C. year with excitement for the whole family! The girl's entire family is encouraged to share and celebrate in her science learning experience at the Family ScienceFest. It is a time for the girl to be placed "at the center" and to be recognized for her accomplishments. It is also a time for science to be showcased in a non-threatening, hands-on environment. Families and friends interested in the program are also encouraged to attend.
Goals of G.A.C.
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